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iOS 5.1.1 update.

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DiddyMU Calculating status...
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May 10, 2012 1:24 PM

This update has made the already full of bugs and loaded with issues iOS 5 even worse. Now my New iPad keeps crashing, leaving an outline of the app folder on the home screen. I've had to restart twice in two days to fix this. As well as this the iPad and my 4S keep losing Wi-fi connection. Other devices don't so it's not the network. I'm not at all impressed with iOS 5.0, 5.0.1, 5.1 or now 5.1.1. All have been by far the least stable yet most buggy and problematic. Really unimpressive considering the amount of time it took to get it to public release as well as a record number of beta releases. It just doesn't work.

iPad Wi-Fi + 4G, iOS 5.1.1
  • Johnathan Burger Level 6 Level 6 (14,455 points)
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    May 10, 2012 2:44 PM (in response to DiddyMU)

    Trouble free on iPad and iPhone.

    Are you just whining or looking to solve YOUR problems, which the majority of people are not having?

  • James Ward4 Level 7 Level 7 (23,140 points)
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    May 10, 2012 3:15 PM (in response to DiddyMU)

    Works great for me on both of my iPads. Quite impressive, I would say.

  • Encrypted11 Level 2 Level 2 (350 points)
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    May 10, 2012 3:33 PM (in response to DiddyMU)

    Next time before you do any upgrades especially for devices running proprietary software, don't just conduct the upgrade for novelty. If your current version works, leave it there. There are why some version archiving websites still exist, for a good reason when it comes to software.

     

    Not going to risk my New iPad, anyway, iPhone's battery is still as poor. that's the only complaint I have. Connectivity's still unaffected.

  • AppleGeek1990 Level 2 Level 2 (160 points)
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    May 10, 2012 3:35 PM (in response to Encrypted11)

    Encrypted11 wrote:

     

    Next time before you do any upgrades especially for devices running proprietary software, don't just conduct the upgrade for novelty. If your current version works, leave it there. There are why some version archiving websites still exist, for a good reason when it comes to software.

     

    Not going to risk my New iPad, anyway, iPhone's battery is still as poor. that's the only complaint I have. Connectivity's still unaffected.

     

    But you also need to be aware of the risks of doing that. Most Apple Updates also include very important security updates to the system. Running on an older version of the software (regardless of how well it works for you) means you are leaving yourself open to any security exploits that exist.

  • Encrypted11 Level 2 Level 2 (350 points)
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    May 10, 2012 3:47 PM (in response to AppleGeek1990)

    Double edged sword. I'd say reliability is primary while security is secondary for myself some security risks are do not usually arise from natural usage.

     

     

    Even for things that are considered small to me like the glitch with smart cover & passcode, they fall under security too. Security's a big umbrella unless we're talking about sub-categorisation of bug fix vs. security patches.

     

    That's my opinion.

  • Mslayton Calculating status...
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    May 11, 2012 2:07 AM (in response to DiddyMU)

    I too have updated, My Ipad2, and have issues with craches and freezes. Will NOT iPhone 4S from ios 5.0

    1!!  Cant apple get out a stable ios any more???

     

    Miss you, Steve Jobs....

  • Encrypted11 Level 2 Level 2 (350 points)
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    May 11, 2012 6:49 AM (in response to Mslayton)

    Also look at the way iOS is run vs. computer security patches.

     

    For example Windows security updates. Of course the nature of the update is OTA. But look, if windows updates fail, it rollbacks the failed update and no harm caused. I'm sure Macs its the same.

     

    Bottom line is I don't see computer updates bricking or semi-bricking the device itself. Why should you run the risk of bricking the device in the case of iOS devices?

  • Czicks Level 1 Level 1 (60 points)
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    May 11, 2012 6:51 AM (in response to Encrypted11)

    Since when can you brick an iPad through a failed update?

  • Encrypted11 Level 2 Level 2 (350 points)
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    May 11, 2012 6:57 AM (in response to Czicks)

    iTunes is unable to update your device: error code xxx.

     

    So apparently its somewhere around the verification stage on iTunes, even before iTunes attempts to put the firmware onto the device, it already generates an error code. Its an inherent issue, happens, but not to the majority.

     

    I've seen it from time to time on the forums as well as a small number of friends experiencing this. You can even hear ridiculous comments from Genius bar claiming the "intensive/stressful upgrade process has caused a hardware failure", something along these lines even in iPhone discussions.

     

    People aren't chimps...

  • Czicks Level 1 Level 1 (60 points)
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    May 11, 2012 6:57 AM (in response to Encrypted11)

    The only time I have seen a problem like this is when the hostfile of a PC was changed by someone else previously for a Jailbreak.

     

    It may be possible, but obviously they're isolated incidents as no reputable news or blog is running stories about updates bricking phones. Show me proof that outside of the odd exception, there is any sort of update failure that can kill an iPhone.

  • Encrypted11 Level 2 Level 2 (350 points)
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    May 11, 2012 7:03 AM (in response to Czicks)

    I don't have to, its not isolated to jailbreaks and jailbreaks discussions are restricted from these forums.

     

    Search tools within these forums are powerful enough to tell you the answers. You'll know it when you see it. I don't need to reply a "no-pics no proof!!!" situation.

     

    I'm just a regular freelance 'consumer giving street smart advice like anyone else around'. This isn't my job anyway.

     

    Upgrades causing device to be unable to start/ios upgrade bricked my i____/xxx feature no longer works after upgrade, many more...

  • Czicks Level 1 Level 1 (60 points)
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    May 11, 2012 7:04 AM (in response to Encrypted11)

    "I don't have to, just Google it" is such a blowoff answer. The truth is there is no proof that Apple updates are causing any significant issues rendering devices broken. The only expecptions you'll find are exceactly that, exceptions. You want to spout otherwise, the burden of proof is on you. Until then, the silence is deafening.

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